FAQs

Launch date

We plan on opening registration on April 8th

Announcement via TrailMix, Social Media, etc

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Tickets/pricing/day passes

$99/adult for the weekend (16+). $30/adult for a weekend camping pass. 

$25/youth - 8 to 15 years old

Kids under 8 are free

What's included with tickets?

Access to the festival expo/vendor area with daytime entertainment, demo bikes, group rides, skills clinics. 

Access to evening concerts on Friday & Saturday night.

Camping, Food & Beverage, Merchandise, etc are extra.

Locations

NEMBAfest 2022 will be held in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

The main expo area (vendors, demos, beer, food, etc) at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Evening Concerts will be at the Sugarloaf base lodge area.

Camping will also be at the base. Ample condo/housing is also available nearby.

 
Capacity

With a new location, new team, and new logistics, NEMBAfest 2022 will have a capacity of 1500 Adult Registrations. Our goal is to provide a quality, inclusive, event to celebrate summer and all things MTB.

Parking

Ample parking at Sugarloaf Base Lodge area. You can ride from the camping / nearby lodging to the Outdoor Center in about 10 minutes on singletrack. There will also be shuttles provided from Sugarloaf to the Outdoor Center, as well as to the Airport Trailhead (bottom of Narrow Gauge Rail Trail). 

Parking at Outdoor Center is reserved for adaptive use riders and vendors. No participant parking at the outdoor center. 

 
Shuttles

Free shuttles will be provided by Sugarloaf between the base area, outdoor center, and airport trailheads.

Camping

Camping will be available in the Sugarloaf parking lots. We will have a quiet area available. RV/Van/Car camping will be permitted. One vehicle per camping spot. Additional parking will be available nearby. Camping is $30/adult for the weekend.

 
Dogs

Sorry, as much as we love dogs, they are not allowed at the NEMBAfest expo or camping areas.

 
eMTBs

Class-1 eMTBs will be allowed at NEMBAfest expo area (vendor/food area) and Sugarloaf areas (camping and some DH trails). We are working with the Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee to determine specific trail access details and will be posted at a later date. We request all riders respect the decisions of land managers. 
 

Concerts

Concerts will be at The Beach at Sugarloaf's base lodge area on Friday and Saturday nights. NEMBAfest tickets holders will have access to these concerts. Concert-only tickets can be purchased through Sugarloaf.

 
Refunds / transfers

We can do refunds up to two weeks before the event. Non-transferrable. 

 
COVID - cancelation, refund?

Yes, we’ll refund in the event that Covid prevents NEMBAfest from occurring.


Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Be sure to sign up for NEMBAfest and indicate you'd like to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Volunteers will receive special thank yous (such as meal vouchers, t-shirts, etc) but are expected to register for NEMBAfest. 

Women’s Summit

There will be women’s summit programming within NEMBAfest. Stay tuned for more information. 

Scholarships will be available for those who need financial assistance to attend NEMBAfest. 

Other Questions?

contact - nembafest@nemba.org